Goodlife Foods acquired by Dutch food manufacturer

By Gwen Ridler contact

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Vegetarian meal producer Goodlife Foods has been acquire by Dutch firm Izico Food Group
Vegetarian meal producer Goodlife Foods has been acquire by Dutch firm Izico Food Group

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British vegetarian meal manufacturer Goodlife Foods has been acquired by Dutch frozen snack producer Izico Food Group for an undisclosed amount, as it plans to strengthen its position in the UK market.

The move followed Izico’s purchase of UK frozen foods business Daloon Foods last year, a growing presence in the frozen meat free and party food categories.

Izico said the acquisition of Goodlife was part of its strategy to develop its UK business and to cement its position as a leading supplier in frozen food.

Izico UK commercial director Jez Threadgold said: “The Goodlife brand perfectly complements our existing meat free business and we look forward to driving further growth in this exciting product category with both existing and new customers.

‘Rise in demand for vegetarian products’

“The growing awareness of frozen food quality and the rise in demand for vegetarian products leaves us perfectly positioned to fulfil consumer’s needs, not only in the UK but also throughout Europe.”

Goodlife Foods have over 25 years’ experience producing Vegetarian products for both the retail and foodservice channels in the UK.

Goodlife has targeted the growing consumer trend for vegetarian options, with products ranging from a spicy vegetable bean burger to a mushroom and spinach Kiev.

Izico supplies frozen snacks in both private label and brands in Europe, with names including Daloon, Beckers and Bicky.

Eight sites located in four countries

Including the recent additions to the organisation, the group now operates from eight sites located in four countries across Europe.

The past month has seen a number of acquisitions by food and drink companies in the UK.

This month saw frozen desserts manufacturer Beechdean Ice Cream acquire Lovington’s Ice Cream,​ after buying more shares in the business for an undisclosed amount.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, meat processor Hilton Food Group completed its £80.8M acquisition of fish firm Icelandic Seachill, ​as it continued to drive volume growth in the UK and overseas.

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